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RE: [RC] [RC-Digest] Vol: 03.5756 Aussies - OT - Rae

It’s rather interesting that neither of the Aussies I have had were the type that had to have a job.  Both Niki (passed 3 years ago) and Sophie are pretty lazy.  Neither would go outside for any length of time unless I went too and both preferred lounging in the house with the A/C.  Niki had absolutely no herding instinct at all.  Sophie hasn’t shown any desire to herd, but when she gets nervous, she does nip to try to get people to go away.  My Border mix, Sasha, on the other hand (no idea what the other side was, shelter called her a St. Bernard cross due to her coloring.  NOT!), was absolutely obsessive.  Whether it was fetch, circling the horses as I led them, attacking windshield wipers/hair dryer/trumpet/vacuum cleaner, or sitting up to beg and throwing herself backwards at whoever was standing near, she had to be doing something all the time.  Sasha loved people.  Niki and Sophie love me.  It’s a very  interesting distinction.


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Subject: Re: [RC] [RC-Digest] Vol: 03.5756 Aussies - OT


I have two border collies (brother and sister) and one Aussie. The border collies have chewed up the inside of our car (when we left them for an hour), learned to unravel our Berber carpet for fun. One is a herder and herds our cats. The other one is a somersaulting fool.

On the other hand have raised/bred Aussie's for 15 years and I know that certain AS bloodlines (Hanging Tree have been bred to borders) are very "hot" or need a job 24/7. The Hartnagle line is an awesome all around companion/herding bloodline that will always be my favorite. Hopefully this will help


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Re: [RC] [RC-Digest] Vol: 03.5756 Aussies - OT, Horseraser